Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that are of interest to our members. These events include symposiums, lectures and tours that provide participants with a greater appreciation of garden history and restoration.

Requests for listings in our events calendar should be sent to Peggy Cornett, Magnolia editor.



April 25-December 31, 2018

“Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens”
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

This exhibition is presented in combination with the publication of a new University of Press book by the same title co-authored by Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy with photographs by James R. Lockhart. Through photographs, postcards, landscape plans, and manuscripts, Seeking Eden highlights the importance of historic gardens in Georgia’s past as well as their value and meaning within the state’s 21st-century communities. Dating from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century, these publicly and privately owned gardens include antebellum parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place Era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, and college campuses. This exhibition combines beautiful contemporary photographs with historic photographs, postcards, landscape plans, and manuscripts to explore the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early 20th century. Visit:




April 26-28, 2019

Southern Garden History Society Annual Meeting
Birmingham, AL

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